Denise Laws (b.US)

457 Guerrero Street, SF, CA. 94110 415.377.9457


2001 BFA, Interdisciplinary, San Francisco Art Institute, CA.

Selected Solo, Duo & Group Exhibitions


  • Small Footprint, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, JPG at the Bank, Lafayette, CA.
  • DisposABILITIES, Building Resources, Reclaimed Room, San Francisco,CA.


  • The Ladies Room, Curator: The Jealous Curator, San Francisco, CA.
  • DisposABILITIES, Building Resources, Reclaimed Room, San Francisco, CA.


  • KAABOO Music & Art Festival, Del Mar, CA.
  • The Infinity Towers, San Francisco, CA.
  • stARTup Art Fair, ArtSpan Juried Group Show, Del Sol Hotel, San Francisco, CA.


  • Luminescence, Solo Show, Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
  • Museum of Non-Visible Art, Biennial, Virtual Exhibition.


  • Selections, ArtSpan Juried Group Show, The Midway, San Francisco, CA.


  • In A Material World, Solo Show, Glama-Rama, San Francisco, CA.
  • stARTup Art Fair, ArtSpan Juried Group Show, Del Sol Hotel, San Francisco, CA.


  • Never Enough, Pop-up, Curated State, San Francisco, CA.
  • Blank Canvas, Washington Reid Gallery, Culver City, CA.


  • Guerrilla Show: Join The Revolution, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


  • So Many Products So Little Time, The Junk Mail! Show, Soap Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


  • Resurrect, The Art of the Reclaimed Object, MesaContemporaryArtsCenter, Mesa, AZ.
  • Hangerlier, Sight-Specific Installation, Claudia Kussano Atelier, San Francisco, CA.


  • Heroes & Hearts, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, CA.
  • The Fred Show, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.


  • The Big Tiny, Red Ink Collective, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jerome Remembered, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • Tainted Love, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Femme, Pamela Skinner Gallery, Sacramento, CA.


  • Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • The Art So Far, Maverix Studio, San Francisco, CA.


  • Three, The Fringe Festival, Cherry Lane Theater, Manhattan, NY.


  • Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • Heat, Contemporary Extension of S.F. M.O.M.A, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA.
  • The Timmy Show, Glama-Rama, San Francisco, CA.
  • The Art of Collecting, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Sonoma, CA.


  • Literoticature, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
  • Blue Print, Tilt Benefit Art Auction, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wigs In The Attic, Glama-Rama, San Francisco, CA. (Solo Show)


  • Fury Things, 381g, San Francisco, CA.


  • Action Figure, Blasthaus, San Francisco, CA.
  • Post-postcard 4, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA.
  • Delicate, 381g, San Francisco, CA.
  • White Time, Kunst Stoff, San Francisco, CA.


  • The Members Show, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Bibliography and Publications

2016 MFA NEVER, Archive Project, page 

2012 Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Volume 18, June 2012, Pages 112-113

2011 Bay VAN, Bay Area Visual Arts Network Artist on-line Registry

2002 San Francisco Art Institute, BFA 2002 Freshman Catalog, (Illustration pg.51)

2000 Zyzzyva XV, 1 Spring 2000 (Illustration pg.132)

1999 Coleman, Sarah, Best of the Bay Guardian, August 28, 1999 “Delicate” pg.205

Awards, Scholarships, Professional and Residencies

2016-2018 ArtSpan Youth Open Studios, UCSF Children’s Hospital, Boys&Girls Club

2016 Nominated for the Eureka Fellowship Program, Fleishhacker Foundation 2016-2017

2015-2018 The Journal Building Studio Residency

1996-2001 San Francisco Art Institute Merit Scholarship

Private Collections, works held in private collections in California, Arizona, New York, and France